As we turn the calendar from 2019 to 2020, it is a natural time to take stock of the past year and look ahead to the year to come. Here are a few of the top stories of 2019 from Chris Mitchell's perspective as a government relations professional working to support the electronics manufacturing industry through public policy advocacy.

It’s Only Common Sense: PCBs Everywhere You Look!

January 13, 2020 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

While opening presents during the recent holiday season, Dan Beaulieu started to count the number of printed circuits inside each gift. For 12 people, he counted 65 PCBs in the that were exchanged. Dan further explains projections for the global PCB market and asks if manufacturers are ready to meet the need for advanced PCBs with ever-increasing technology.



Defense Speak Interpreted: What in the World Is MINSEC?

January 14, 2020 | Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

The Defense program designated MINSEC (Microelectronics Innovation for National Security and Economic Competitiveness) is probably one that you have never heard of but will likely gather more headlines in the future. Dennis Fritz...

Standard of Excellence: Five Ways to Stay on Track With Your PCB Vendors

January 14, 2020 | Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

One of the most important aspects of the customer-vendor partnership is to keep the vendor aware of their standing with you. Anaya Vardya shares five ways to ensure that you and your PCB vendors are on the same page when it comes to...

It’s Only Common Sense: 2020—The Year of Disruption

January 6, 2020 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Are you ready to make some noise in 2020? Dan Beaulieu shares 10 signs that you’re a disruptive innovator from Mark DeYmaz, author of "Disruption," as well as how to apply these ideas to entrepreneurship and changing...

What You Need to Know Featuring:

New Trends in the PCB Industry at productronica 2019 by Jan Pedersen
What You Need to Know About Reducing Lamination Time Interview with J. Ziomek and T. Faraci
Never Stop Learning by Michael Carano
Staying in Your Lane by Todd Kolmodin
PCB Manufacturing from a European Perspective Interview with S. von Bargen and H. Anac
Planning a Successful Technical Conference Interview with Amanda Lange

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